The only time you need a coach for your small business is when you are just starting out, when you want to grow and expand and when you want to move on.
Your coach is your go-to person for all things start-up. He is intimately familiar with your business and you. He has walked alongside you through your fears and pulled from you the heart of your business plan. He also knows your dreams for your business.
What to look for in a small business advisor
A tiny business advisor can be the best source of small-business know-how. Not only can he help you with your business plan but also analyze your company's market and help you create long-term strategic planning that will guide you from start-up to exit.
Many small business coaches are small business advisors regardless of whether they have the title "advisor". Ask questions to determine if the coach you are considering is a good fit for your business.
A small-business advisor with the right training and insight can help you:
* Know your goals and dreams.
* Develop a strategy for small business growth that meets both your short- and long-term goals.
Your small-business advisor will visit you periodically to review your business strategy and make sure that your business is on the right track. He will also assist you in making any adjustments. This will ensure that you reach your business goals.
A financial advisor can help you manage your investments. Small business advisors who offer a long-term, comprehensive approach to business make good business sense.